Healthy Gift Ideas
Category : Gifts
Giving Gifts of Health
The best gift you can give a friend or loved one is the gift of health. How else to better let the people you love know you care about them? By telling loved ones, whether they are friends or family, “I want you to be healthy so I have more time to spend with you,” you are letting them know they are loved. Gifts of health can convey your feelings to them.
Choosing which healthy gifts to give can feel like walking a tightrope. You want the recipient to enjoy the gift; you don’t want the recipient to feel as if he or she is being criticized.
Therefore, I must note to spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends, do not ever give weight-loss gifts as a Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any other major holiday gift, unless the recipient has specifically requested the item.
While it may not seem to be so at first thought, there are many healthy gift ideas that will delight the recipient.
Healthy Meals Delivered
DineWise is a gourmet food delivery company that not only delivers meals prepared by top-trained chefs, but also delivers healthy meals that are nutritious and delicious. DineWise offers a wide variety of healthy meal choices, ranging from meals prepared with diabetics in mind to meals that can be prepared for those on a low-sodium diet, those on a calorie-restricted diet, and meals that are prepared to meet the special nutritional needs of seniors.
By giving the gift of DineWise, you are not only gifting the recipient with healthy food, you are also giving the recipient the gift of time. DineWise meals are delivered right to the door of the recipient and take no longer than 15 minutes to heat. DineWise meals are faster and healthier than going through a drive-thru. In addition, the recipient has the opportunity to feel loved and pampered as he or she sits down to gourmet meal that was specially prepared with the recipient in mind.
Healthy Gift Basket Ideas
Healthy gift baskets are also gifts that convey love and caring. A gift basket filled with varieties of teas will delight any recipient. Teas not only contain powerful antioxidants that fight to protect the free radicals that destroy the body on a cellular level, teas also taste delicious and have been proven to fight stress. The simple act of wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of fragrant tea can cause you to give a sigh of relief as tension slips slowly away from the body. Add a sweetener such as raw honey and fresh lemons to the tea gift basket and give the gift of health and serenity.
Gift baskets containing special seasonings and herbs are another healthy choice. Look for pepper and herb-based seasonings as well as fresh herbs like marjoram, rosemary, and thyme. By introducing seasonings other than salt to your loved one, you can help fight fluid retention, bloating, and high blood pressure.
Seasonal fruit baskets are not only delicious, they also encourage the recipient to get more fruit and fiber into his or her diet. Fresh fruit contains more fiber than a glass of juice and also contains antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. Citrus fruits are great for vitamin C, but don’t underestimate the amount of fiber to be found in an apple or pear or the amount of vitamin C and potassium found in fruits such as bananas or kiwi fruit.
Healthy Gift Certificates
Gift certificates to athletic clubs and fitness centers are among the vast array of healthy gift choices, but you must walk a fine line here. Choose a fitness club or athletic club that is known for either offering a class or activity you know your loved one enjoys or one that offers spa amenities in addition to fitness classes. Who knows? After seeing the number of activities offered, your recipient may want to continue the membership. Of course, if you have heard your loved one state they would like to try a certain club, then by all means, give the gift certificate with gusto.
Healthy gift ideas don’t have to be expensive, they just need to focus on some area of your loved one’s health. A personalized water bottle is certainly not expensive, but by gifting one, you may very well be encouraging your loved one to cut back on drinking sugary sodas and instead consume the water needed to maintain a healthy body.
Healthy can also be delicious. Chocolate is an often overlooked healthy choice. As long as you choose chocolate with at least 70% cocoa, then chocolate ranks high on the heart-healthy list. It is proven that dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and provide the body with an extra tasty dose of antioxidants. Choose dark chocolate that contains healthy add-ins such as almonds and cranberries and give an extra boost of health to the chocolate lover in your life.